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Networks, Movements and Technopolitics in Latin America

Critical Analysis and Current Challenges

  • Francisco Sierra Caballero
  • Tommaso Gravante


  • Explores the impact of digital culture on politics, participation and social movements

  • Suitable for anyone interested in social movements, protests, civil society, political participation and political parties both in Europe and Latin America

  • Presents original research about contemporary experiences of Latin American movements and politics in several different countries


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Francisco Sierra Caballero, Tommaso Gravante
    Pages 1-14
  3. Technopolitics: A Theoretical Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Francisco Sierra Caballero, Tommaso Gravante
      Pages 17-41
    3. Emiliano Treré, Alejandro Barranquero Carretero
      Pages 43-63
    4. Andrea Ricci, Jan Servaes
      Pages 65-93
    5. Stefania Milan, Miren Gutierrez
      Pages 95-109
  4. Dissident Technopolitics Practices in Latin America: Critical Analysis and Current Challenges

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 221-223

About this book


This edited collection presents original and compelling research about contemporary experiences of Latin American movements and politics in several countries. The book proposes a theoretical framework that conceptualises different mediation processes that emerge between cyberdemocracy and the emancipation practices of new social movements. Additionally, this volume presents some Latin American practices and experiences that are - autonomously and by using self-management - creating other identities and social spaces on the margins of and against the neoliberal system through the use of digital technology. This book will be of great interest to scholars of media and social movements studies as well as of contemporary politics. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Francisco Sierra Caballero
    • 1
  • Tommaso Gravante
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SevilleSevilleSpain
  2. 2.Universidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMexico CityMexico

About the editors

Francisco Sierra Caballero is President of Unión Latina de Economía Política de la Información, la Comunicación y la Cultura (ULEPICC) and Coordinator of Technopolitics Consortium of European Unión. He is also Professor of Communication Theory and Director of the Interdisciplinary Group of Studies in Communication, Politics and Social Change (COMPOLITICAS) at the University of Seville, Spain.

Tommaso Gravante is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Sciences and Humanities (CEIICH) at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

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